Baseball Saskatchewan and Baseball Canada announced that a long-time member of Moose Jaw's minor baseball community passed away this past week.

Farris Baba spent decades as a coach, umpire and administrator for Moose Jaw minor baseball and Moose Jaw Little League.

His son, Jim Baba, is the executive director of Baseball Canada. Jim was inducted into the Moose Jaw Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. During his induction speech, he credited his father for all his success in baseball.

"My first coach like many others was my dad and I can only say thank you to him directly because I can say how much he loved this sport and his passion for it and I thank him for the opportunity it presented me in allowing me to play this sport and many others," Jim said in 2018.

A Little League diamond in the city also named after Farris Baba.